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AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS JOINS REEF RENEWAL USA IN CORAL RESTORATION EFFORTS

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Recent years have seen various companies throughout the Florida Keys stretch the definition of “ecotourism” as an attractive advertising buzzword. Training volunteers, and eventually tourists, to prepare nearly...

BREAKING: MARATHON SCUBA DIVER BITTEN BY SHARK

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The Florida Keys recorded its fourth shark bite in six months when a local Marathon scuba diver was bitten on Sept. 6. According to reports from Marathon Fire...

STOP FEEDING WILD ANIMALS

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Last week, a co-worker showed me a video on social media of a mother helping her son dangle a fish carcass over the back of a boat...

IN PICTURES: KEYS ANIMAL CARE FACILITIES COLLABORATE IN DISASTER WORKSHOP

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The brightest Keys minds in marine animal care, rescue and rehabilitation converged on Hawks Cay Resort on Aug. 12 as leaders from more than a dozen organizations...

IN PICTURES: PAPA HEMINGWAY LOOK-ALIKES HELP TURTLES RETURN TO THE OCEAN

With three releases in seven days, the Turtle Hospital in Marathon had a busy week of returning beloved reptiles to their ocean homes. Following the release of...

4 DEATHS & MULTIPLE ARRESTS DURING WEEK OF LOBSTER MINI-SEASON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

Issuance of warnings, citations and some advice were among several steps Monroe County Sheriff’s marine deputy Nelson Sanchez took during the start of a two-day lobster mini-season...

TURTLE RELEASE: ‘TORTIE’ JOINS TOUR DE TURTLES WHICH MONITORS MIGRATION PATTERNS

A juvenile green sea turtle rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital was fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released from Sombrero Beach on July 15 to...

FWC ISSUES SEVERAL CITATIONS DURING PATROLS OF SANCTUARY PRESERVATION AREAS

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A host of citations and one arrest were made during a patrol of several Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPA) in the Upper Keys last...

EMACIATED MANATEE RESCUED ON DUCK KEY

Dolphin Research Center’s Manatee Rescue Team (DRC), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, assisted by local residents, rescued an emaciated...

2 FISHERMEN ARRESTED ON ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES

Two fishermen have been arrested on felony charges of animal cruelty and misdemeanor resource violations following the release of video footage from a commercial fishing vessel by...